Missing girl found dead; rape, murder suspected

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Missing girl found dead; rape, murder suspected

Wednesday, 31 May 2023 | PNS | Lucknow

In a suspected case of rape and murder, the body of a teenager, missing for about two weeks, was recovered from an under-construction house in Kasya locality of Kushinagar.

After getting information, local police and senior officers rushed to the spot along with a team of forensic experts. The body was later sent for autopsy. Senior officers claimed that they were waiting for the postmortem report before going ahead with the investigation. 

Reports said that the body of Rinki (18), daughter of Rajendra Rajbhar, a resident of Bharwa Toli of Buddha Nagri under Kasya police station, was found in an under-construction house on Monday evening. According to bereaved family members, the girl had gone missing about a fortnight ago.

The family members initially tried to search for her on their own, but in vain. Later, they lodged a complaint with the Kasya police on May 20 last.

The girl’s mother said that her husband had died of illness 15 years back and that Rinki was the second among her four children. Her elder daughter is already married.

Kasya police station incharge Ashutosh Tripathi said that the family had not suspected the role of anyone.

Meanwhile, two persons were killed and another was injured when their car rammed into a stationary trailer on Sultanpur-Lucknow Highway in Amethi district on Monday night. The accident occurred near Dharauli village. The trio were coming to Lucknow from Sultanpur when the tragedy struck.

One of the deceased was identified as Sheelu Kumar (27). The identity of the other deceased, aged around 30 years, could not be ascertained. The injured person was admitted to a hospital, police said.

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